Amazing Large High-End Figural Bird Brooch with Mechanical/Moveable Wings
featuring shades of blue, black and red enamel and bright sparkly crystal chaton rhinestones all set in rich glossy gold-plating.
While this spectacular specimen is unsigned, it is abundantly clear that this is definitely well-made and a high-end piece.
The wing construction is very unusual and unique. Many times when we see the birds with wings that move, they are constructed with a spring that causes the wings to flutter and ‘tremble’, commonly referred to as an “en tremblant” or “trembler”. In this case, the wings utilize a “pin-hinged” construction causing the wings to move and flap up and down with movement, but they do not tremble.
Additionally, the gold-plating is very bright and thick, smooth and glossy, hand-polished, all indicators that time and expense was not spared in the making of this piece. These are all things we (dealers and collectors alike) look at when trying to determine maker and value. In my experienced opinion, I am pricing this beauty at a STEAL so don’t let it slip away!
Measurements: 3.25" x 2.5”
Beautiful condition. Rhinestones bright and sparkly. Enamel and plating has slight wear.
NOTE: The last 2 photos in this listing are of another Large Bird by the same maker as evident from the construction. See the construction of the moveable wings from the reverse, and the texture design of the wings from the front. This Yellow Suger Bird is on a well-known website priced at $1,875.
High-End Vintage 1940s Enamel Rhinestone Mechanical Wings BIRD Figural Brooch Pin